Here we are week 3 of our whole house transformation reveal. For those of you that have asked, no we aren’t posting these as we go. Michael and I have been working on our house for over two years now. We are just no finally getting around to blogging about each room and showing the total transformation…but just take a look at my or michael’s Instas and you’ll see glimpses of it out there.
So if you have any questions or are wondering how we’ve done anything please don’t hesitate to reach out. We love hearing from you all and want to keep you informed too! This week we are going to talk about both our bathrooms. In each room we’ve done some small updates that really anyone could do for a simple and budget friendly transformation.
Here’s our three tips to making your bathroom over on a budget.
- Paint is your wow factor. The easiest and most effective way to transform a space is with paint. Both bathrooms were a dark color when we moved in so we immediately changed the color to brighten up the space.
- Accents are essential. The next thing we did was update both the lighting and mirrors. Since we were working with a small budget we took our time and shopped around. The lighting is from home depot (Master Bath) and Ikea. Both mirrors I found at Home Goods. My favorite part about that store is they are always getting new items which makes it easy to keep checking back in if you don’t find something just right the first time.
- Cabinets matter. The last thing we did to update both spaces was update the cabinets. Since buying new ones was just out of our budget we simply updated both with a change of color and added new hardware.
Now for all you DIYers out there I am going to pass the ball over to Michael and let him get into some fun ways to DIY your bathroom too.
Hi again! AH how I love bathroom renovation. Spaces are usually quite tighter than your standard rooms in the house, but a little can go a long way.
Let’s start with the cabinetry. In both spaces we had cabinets that worked, but desperately needed updating. In the master we had an oak finish and in the lower bath a white (and aged white at that) finish. Whenever you attempt to refinish cabinetry you need to first clean all surfaces, remove doors and drawers and sand each piece to ensure a solid finish. In the master bath we chose to finish the cabinets in an off white color with oiled bronze hardware to give that rustic feel, and in the main bath a more modern grey with french gold hardware. After 3 coats of paint and an hour or so re-assembling, each space has drastically transformed.
When it comes to lighting a mirrors specifically, size matters. You certainly want to choose fixtures that give you the space and light you need and desire, just avoid covering up too much wall space. You need some buffer room to make the fit seamless.
The last thing we updated in the master bath, and quite honestly our favorite addition, is a barn door. It really ties in the hall way to the bath while still leaving a private feeling inside. Adding a barn door also makes the room feel much more spacious, when in reality you’re not gaining all that much space. It’s all about perception.
much love -
danielle (and michael)